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Sara M.

Sara M. "Sally" Runde (Kerkenbush)

Saturday, September 23rd, 1933 - Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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Kieler, Wisconsin

Sara M. “Sally” Runde, 86, of Kieler, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler with Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish wake service will be at 3:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center before the service.

Sally was born on September 23, 1933, in Tennyson, Wisconsin, the daughter of Joseph and Edna (Schiffman) Kerkenbush. She married the love of her life, Leland H. “Buck” Runde, on April 18, 1953, at St Andrew’s Church in Tennyson.

Sally lived her life nurturing her family. Spending time with family and friends was her greatest joy. There was never a hungry person in Sally’s home, she was often planning the next meal while still finishing the first - everyone loved Grandma Sally’s sweet rolls and zucchini bread. Time spent with family at Buck’s Landing, berry picking, tending her flower garden and bird watching were among her favorite activities.

Prior to raising her family, she worked at Brown Publishing (Dubuque) and later worked as a bookkeeper for the Kieler Sanitary District and in the Bursar’s office at UW Platteville.

She was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception (Kieler) Parish, the Council of Catholic Women, the Jamestown Fire Department Auxiliary, a Cub Scout Den Mother and 4H Leader. She was also an accomplished seamstress - making clothes for herself, her daughters and extended family.

Buck and Sal were fortunate to enjoy years of retirement traveling to visit family and friends throughout the U.S.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 66 years, Buck; her children, Sharon (Brad) Avery, Topeka, KS, Peggy (Jon) Weston, Philadelphia, PA, Deb (Bryant) Holt, Franklin, VA, Chuck (Sharon) Runde, Hazel Green, WI, Barb (Cameron Tschannen) Runde, Lindstrom, MN, Sam (Kim) Runde, Hazel Green, WI and Andy (Sue) Runde, Shorewood, IL; a sister, Ruth Kieler, Platteville; and in-laws, Gus (Shirley) Runde, Kieler, and Tina Runde, Cuba City; fifteen grandchildren, Wyatt (Christina), Lara, and Dylan Avery, Jason (Shante), Aaron (Charrity), and Brian (Alyson) Weston, Bud and Will (Meredith) Holt, Burt (Lesley) and Audra (Nick) Runde, Joe (Bri), Nick (Melissa), Jessica (Tyson) and Jamie Runde, and Maggie Runde; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Alma (Ralph) Krepfle; three brothers, Irvin (Loma), Bob (Helen) and Gene (Tressa) Kerkenbush; and her in-laws, Larry Kieler, Arlene (Bud) Burlage, Bud Runde, Betty (Kenny) Pratt, and Rita (Vince) Hinderman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sally’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association (

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Casey Funeral Home-Cuba City
    123 N. Jackson St.
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:15am
    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
    Immaculate Conception Parish Center
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 10:30am
    Immaculate Conception Church
    3685 Cty HHH
    KIELER, WI 53812
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    Rev. Bernard Rott


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Vince and Connie Holt

Posted at 02:30pm
With Deepest Sympathy, Prayers and Love for you all.
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Vickie Harvey

Posted at 09:17am
Dear Buck & Family,

Our thoughts are prayers are with you during this difficult time. We have many fond memories of visits with Sally over the years.

Deepest Sympathy,
Ted & Vickie Harvey

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Posted at 09:26am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Thinking of you and your family. - Strand Joliet
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Elena OConnell Centamore

Posted at 09:15pm
I'm so sorry to hear of Sally's passing. She and Buck were always so kind to me when I would see them during trips to Wisconsin. May memories of her kindness and sweet spirit bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Kay Leitzen

Posted at 02:42pm
We are holding all of you deeply in our hearts and prayers~ I have so many memories of Sally, my beloved maternal aunt, and fun times in the Runde household, especially roller-skating in your basement. The Kerkenbush picnics! No one "rendezvous" better than the Rundes!! Great times..memories to keep us all going "until we meet again". I am so sorry that I can't make her Mass of Christian Burial; it would be so much to be there. I am seized by a 7 day virus and no one needs that. May God bless all and your loved ones with many graces!
Kay (Krepfle) Leitzen and Roger and family
Tonya (Tony) Leitzen Ray
Tenille, Lily and Leon Leitzen

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